NASS Crops June 29, 2015

NASS Crops June 29, 2015

NASS: Corn Starts Silking; Soybeans Start Blooming

June 29, 2015

Corn silking was just starting with 1% reported in the June 29 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, equal to last year and near the five-year average of 4%.

Temperatures for the previous week averaged near normal and irrigation activities were underway with pipe being laid in southern counties and pivots running in others. Late planting of low lying areas was near completion. With 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, it was a productive week of spraying, hilling and hay harvest. 

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 10% short, 75% adequate, and 12% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 12% short, 74% adequate, and 10% surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 24% fair, 58% good, and 12% excellent. Corn silking was at 1%, equal to last year, and near the five-year average of 4%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 32% fair, 62% good, and 5% excellent. Sorghum emerged was at 94%, near 90% last year and 95% average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 24% fair, 57% good, and 11% excellent. Soybeans emerged was at 92%, behind 100% last year and 99% average. Blooming was at 10%, behind 20% last year, but near the five-year average of 9%.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 15% very poor, 19% poor, 30% fair, 34% good, and 2% excellent. Winter wheat coloring was at 85%, ahead of 76% last year and the five-year average of 75%. Mature was at 41%, well ahead of 17% last year and the average of 24%. Harvested was at 1%, ahead of 0 last year, but behind the average of  11%.
  • Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 61% good, and 6% excellent. Oats headed was at 93%, ahead of 74% last year and the average of 87%. Coloring was at 29%, near 28% last year.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 59% good, and 13% excellent. Alfalfa hay first cutting was at 86%, behind 94% for both last year and average. Second cutting was at 15%, behind 23% last year and the average of 25%.
  • Proso millet planted was at 76%, well ahead of 54% last year, but behind 85% average.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 24% fair, 63% good, and 9% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was at 96%, near 99% for both last year and average. Emerged was at 76%, behind 94% last year and the average of 91%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 18% fair, 63% good, and 14% excellent.